For those of you who don't subscribe to the monthly WOW co newsletter, they are offering 25% off their coloured Botany Waste product. This is a mixed bag of ends really, often consists of mainly merino, but does have some luxury fibres in too. The drawback is they are not labelled of course.
The last bag I bought had some stunning silk & alpaca/baby camel type mix, it made a super soft, fine scarf, but I can't replicate it because I don't know exactly which fibres they were. Often there's a great mix of colours (some are ends of personal mix orders) which really useful when making pictures, makes me think wider than my preferred colour schemes for scarf combinations etc & those colours I really don't like can go in a middle layer on the thick piece of work. So excellent value in my mind, even better with the discount!
I took the offer up too and eagerly emptied the bag on the table.....disappointment I am afraid. A whole chunk of a colour I would not buy, hey ho, it will become a filler, and five other colours that were 'ok'. Also a small chunk of constellation range I think, that was nice. I think even with the offer, make your own custom blends up to your specification. I don't wish to put others off, it is pot luck I guess, you pay your money and take a chance.
Sorry to those who were disappointed, I've had several bags of both the coloured & the white & always loved them.
I wondered whether you'd got a bit of superwash in yours, Zed, when you described your book cover the other day. That's my biggest concern, as I don't think I can tell from the fibres & what a way to ruin a project (although Zed, I liked the wavy texture you got).
Since I'm elbow deep into extracting dyes from leaves & such, can I overdye them with that? Conveniently, I have a procion-dyed scarf that's a little too bright. Can I put it in an iron mordant to tone it down?
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I see World of Wool have an offer on their botany lap waste again.500g for £8 instead of £12. I've not tried it myself but as I'm about to place an order I think I might just be tempted.
I am not saying this to put you off but my botany waste was a bag of dull colours, not my choice at all, see previous posts, however another member was happy with hers, luck of the draw! You could do a custom blend to your own choice or as the offer is good, gamble and look forward to the surprise.